Dr. Roger Travis, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, UConn
Saturday, April 16, 10 am to 12 noon
UConn Storrs location (map will be mailed to participants)
Advance registration required: $20 ($15 for Museum members)
Adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Video games are a popular pastime, especially among college students. Some academics have begun to adapt video gaming to the teaching of traditional subject matter, bringing a fresh perspective and a new excitement to learning in the institutional setting. In this workshop, we will engage in a Greek classics micro-course, using the game-based format that Dr. Travis has developed to teach his classics courses. With the other participants in the workshop, you will play the beginning of what Travis calls a “practomimetic course,” becoming a member of a team tasked by the all-powerful Demiurge with saving civilization by learning to read Greek and to appreciate the achievements of the ancient Athenians. This workshop will allow you to play with the ancient classics in video-game format, a dramatically new and unique approach.
Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn.
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